My head doesn’t hurt anymore

So I finished my three-day course of dexamethasone yesterday and today I am COMPLETELY pain-free. I have yet to pronounce the dexamethasone an unqualified success — there’s still a significant chance the pain will return — but right now I’m feeling rather extraordinary. When you’ve been in pain for this long, it actually feels kind of weird not to hurt.

It would be really cool if the dex kills the pain for good. If it does, I’ll tell everyone about the Cleveland Clinic: “I had a severe headache for months and my doctor and my neurologist couldn’t do anything for me and I went to the Cleveland Clinic and they gave me ONE PILL for THREE DAYS and I was cured!”

Obviously the pain was being caused by some kind of inflammation of the blood vessels in my head, or the dexamethasone wouldn’t have worked. The question is: why? You may recall that, back in January, my regular doctor had this theory and prescribed a steroid that didn’t work. My guess is that it wasn’t strong enough. Dexamethasone is a pretty strong steroid.

Even if the blood vessels re-inflame and the pain returns, I feel hopeful again.

14 thoughts on “My head doesn’t hurt anymore

  1. amy March 19, 2011 / 4:23 pm

    Good on ya, toots. It’s nice to see/hear/view you feeling better.

  2. Jaime March 19, 2011 / 4:29 pm

    I hope it lasts too. Have a good weekend.

  3. marycarney March 19, 2011 / 8:11 pm

    I am so HAPPY for you!!!

  4. Wendy Kelly Budd March 19, 2011 / 8:14 pm

    I can’t imagine the frustration that you have been through. AND the wonderful relief you feel now. I’m crossing my fingers that you get permanent relief.

  5. michelle March 19, 2011 / 11:29 pm

    I hope that it continues to help you

  6. Lisa March 19, 2011 / 11:45 pm

    I’m happy for you too 🙂

  7. Kathe March 20, 2011 / 1:48 am

    So glad that you are feeling better!

  8. danielle March 20, 2011 / 2:46 am

    You’re right….it does seem strange to feel good. Thanks for sharing and we’re happy for you feeling better!

  9. Laura Brown March 20, 2011 / 2:47 am

    Great news! I’m so glad to hear it.

  10. Celeste March 20, 2011 / 5:31 am

    Was it a migrane headache or was it something worse?

    • Meaghan March 20, 2011 / 1:54 pm

      It wasn’t a migraine. I’ve had migraines as a child and this was something different.

  11. Lia March 21, 2011 / 11:59 am

    So glad you are feeling better, Meaghan!!

  12. Kent April 6, 2011 / 9:34 pm

    Wonderful news !!!! Thank you!!!

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